March 22, 2023

Goodwill Northern Illinois’ Partnership with Salvation Army to Expand GED Program to Boone County = Success

Goodwill began operating the GoodGRADS GED program in the Rockford region in 2013 and, in 2021, decided to expand the program - with the help of the Salvation Army - to Boone County due to the needs of the community. The expansion turned out to be a big success!
January 10, 2022

Goodwill Grand Opening of New Perryville Location

A Grand Opening for a new Goodwill store at 3068 McFarland Road (just off Perryville Road) in Rockford was held Thursday, June 2nd.
May 5, 2021

Goodwill to Open New Store in Spring 2022

GOODWILL TO OPEN NEW STORE IN SPRING 2022 The former Gander Mountain location will soon be home to a new Goodwill retail store featuring in store mission programs, family friendly thrift shopping and donation convenience
April 15, 2021

President Biden Proclaims April as Second Chance Month

President Biden proclaimed April as Second Chance Month. This proclamation raises awareness of challenges faced by those being released from justice systems and spotlights organizations such as Goodwill for making a difference.
January 14, 2020


Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois has recently hired Jennifer Kruchten as its new Finance Director effective October, 2019. Kruchten’s responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining all […]
October 11, 2019

Goodwill Returns Valuable Donation – Over $5,200 in Stashed Cash Found in a Donated Sack

ROCKFORD, IL – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois’ Machesney Park wares processor was doing what she normally does during a typical workday sorting and processing donated […]
February 12, 2019

Goodwill GED Graduates Honored at Graduation Ceremony

Rockford, IL (February  11, 2019) – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois’ GoodGRADS Program held a graduation ceremony on Friday, February 8th for eleven deserving students. The […]
February 7, 2019

Goodwill Industries International’s New President and CEO Visits Goodwill Northern Illinois

ROCKFORD, IL (Feb. 7, 2019)  — Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Stateline Area (Goodwill Northern Illinois) was honored with a visit from the new Goodwill […]
December 17, 2018

Transform Rockford Steering Committee Adds Members

ROCKFORD (December 14, 2018) — Transform Rockford elected Benjamin Bernsten and Daniel G. Saavedra to its steering committee. Bernsten was named the President of Goodwill Industries […]